Here we are many years after I started this website, and yet I still find myself coming back to this every so often. I’m still not quite exactly sure what I want this site to be, but it has always been a source of inspiration and aspirations. I’m not so naive to think that people can live a ‘worry free life,’ but I do think that it’s possible to change your situation, remove yourself from places or things that don’t make you happy, and to train your mind and putting yourself into situations that make live a bit simpler.
One thing I do know is this: I still aim to live this life where I can create something and feel a sense of pride in my work and my life and to be appreciated and respected for how I live. I do know that I am proud of the progress I have made, and I would like to help spread some of what I have learned with others.
I have been blessed this past year to have found some success with my business, and I love that we (my sister and I) have been able to grow our small company by doing the right thing. Of course, there have, and will continue to be frustrations along the way, but we have put our head down and learned some skills that have given us the ability to help businesses grow.
Sometimes, the biggest frustration is that I think that we can do even more, and if companies really trusted us, we could help them do amazing things.
Rod Stewart was right…
There’s a Rod Stewart lyric where he sings, ‘I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger,’ and I can’t tell you how much that resonates with me. One of my greatest regrets in life is that I wasted so much time at companies that frowned upon the ideas and open thinking that I had and often expressed. To them, I was outspoken, but in my mind, I saw areas of improvement and my first instinct was to help.
If I could do things all over again, I would have made a drastic move earlier than I did. I started learning some skills, like building sites (like this one, for example), and I slowly learned how to edit photos, get my writings into publications, etc., but I was often too content and too afraid to make a move.
My goal, and something I hope I can do in the future is to help others avoid this error or path that I chose. How I will do this? I’m not too sure, but I do know that there’s that feeling and tugging in me to help others that still resonates.
One thing I’m not always sure about is how much of my life I should share here on the internet. Yes, I post photos on Instagram and will occasionally post things to Facebook, but I have always tried to avoid the pretentious, narcissistic types of behaviors that I find so unappealing. I think there is lots that I can share, but at the same time I don’t really want others to know all about my life. I struggle with trying to find that happy medium.
How to not become a me, me, me person
How do I put myself out there while still keeping my life somewhat private. What do I share? What do I keep to myself. I wonder how much professional content I should share and how much personal content I should share. How do I (and other people that do) avoid sounding like phonies and scammers?
There are so many of these ‘gurus,’ that are totally full of it, and that’s the last thing I want to do. Perhaps, the trick is to be genuine. Create content for me, put it out there, and see what happens.
Here’s to figuring it out
Last time I posted, I said that I’d be back on here more often, but I have not been. There were some issues with the platform and some work that I had to do to get this back up and going, but now that we’re all good, I’d like to make videos for YouTube, share some of my thoughts on Twitter, and take some beautiful photos that I can share on Instagram.
For me, I think I need to treat the internet as a journal of my life and a source in which I can help others. It’s not a ‘look at me, look at me,’ reason to be on here…it’s just a way of expression and art, and networking, and sharing some insights into how I’m trying to accomplish my goals and how I can hopefully help a few people along the way.
Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash!